Purple Sunset Strain

A mesmerizing and seriously tasty Indica-leaning Hybrid-strain that is sure to please all who try it.  It is typically 60% Indica and 40% Sativa,

Purple Sunset Strain

so it provides that heavy Indica body high with the elevated Sativa head high to great effect. A creation of Ethos Genetics, this vibrant, fruity, and sweet bud goes down smooth and offers relief to numerous medical conditions. 

Read on to learn all about its history, profile, and growing information. 

Strain History  


Purple Sunset was created by cross-pollinating three tremendous strains in their own right. It is a combination of Purple Punch, Mandarin Sunset, and Mandarin Cookies. This gives it quite the genetic lineage and makes it clear why Purple Sunset is such an incredible strain. 

Its lineage includes Larry Bird OG, Grand Daddy Purps, Orange Skunk, Herojuana, and Forum Cut Cookies.  This diverse range of strains has combined to create something quite special in Purple Sunset. 


Purple Sunset is the creation of the team at Ethos Genetics.  These passionate trailblazers provide some outrageously good strains throughout their ranges. 

Strain Profile 

Strain Appearance

Purple Sunset looks absolutely hypnotic, it truly looks mouth-wateringly good. The chubby dense buds are covered in lime and mint green leaves, with striking bold purple hues and tangerine tones throughout.

The orange pistils are sharp and bright, and the bud is totally caked in white crystal trichomes. 

Strain Flavor  

A seriously sweet and fruity citrus taste engulfs the taste buds as soon as this strain is inhaled. There are hints of orange with a spicy floral tone and a sour note that will please diesel lovers everywhere. 

Strain Aroma  

Purple Sunset’s aromatics are as bold and pleasing on the senses as its seductive taste.  The sweetness of citrus and berries fill the air, whilst there are floral and lightly spiced notes.

This strain gives off a consuming, pungent, and dense smell, so be cautious when and where you consume if discretion is the name of the game. 

Strain Cannabinoids  

Purple Sunset’s THC count typically ranges from 20% – 22%, whilst it contains trace levels of CBG at around 0.5 on average. 

Strain Terpenes

Caryophyllene is the dominant terpene in Purple Sunset, and it is a great aid in the treatment of both physical and mental discomfort. Many strains with high levels are being used in the treatment of anxiety, chronic pain, and fatigue. 

Myrcene can be found in nature in lemongrass and thyme, whilst it brings earthy and aromas to the nose. Myrcene has strong anti-inflammatory and sedative effects that allow it to retreat a number of pain and sleep-related issues. 

Limonene brings the punchy citrus aroma to the strain whilst providing antibacterial and antimicrobial effects. It’s believed to promote weight loss, have antitumor effects, and treat respiratory issues such as bronchitis.

It is also believed to improve serotonin production, pumping more of the ‘happy chemical’ into your body and vastly improving our mood. 

Strain Effects & Side Effects  

Users reported feeling a powerful one-two punch combination of an uplifting head high and potent body high.  This can be a little overwhelming for inexperienced or low-tolerance users.

The head high will have your mind moving fast and if you’re creatively inclined, this is the time to get on with a project. The body high creeps up on you until the body feels totally numb and free from discomfort. 

Due to the powerful sedative effects, many users are susceptible to crashing out and sleeping it off with little to no say in the matter. Some reported serious cases of ‘cotton mouth’, so to combat the dryness always keep water or a drink on hand and take sips throughout your session.

Many also reported discomfort due to dry eyes, though this can be aided with eye drops. If you don’t have any on hand, then splashing cold water on your face or ensuring the room you’re in is well ventilated will also do the trick.

Prepare some food or snacks to enjoy as, if you stay awake long enough, you’re likely to feel an immensely increased appetite.

Purple Sunset Strain

Medical Benefits  

The heavy sedative effects and anti-inflammatory capabilities of the terpenes make this a great strain for treating physical discomfort. It will work wonders as a painkiller for even chronic pain, whilst it aids in the reduction of muscle spasms

Those with fluctuating or total loss of appetite may find that Purple Sunset helps them to eat more comfortably again.

Users with insomnia or other sleep-related issues may find that this strain helps them break that pattern to get a good night’s sleep again.  

The sedating effects can also greatly help the state of mind of the consumer. Users with depression and anxiety, as well as chronic stress issues, have reported improvements with this strain.

The calming effects can also help those with a manic or overactive mind, and those with conditions such as ADD or ADHD. 

Strain Grow Info  

Purple Sunset is regarded as a moderately easy strain to grow due to the minimal management during the growing proceeds. Also, with the level of advice now online, even total novices can look to grow their first plant. 

Purple Sunset can be grown either indoors or outdoors, though outdoor growing will require mild climates to succeed. The plant will reach a height of between 5 and 6 feet, so it’s not one for a discreet growing operation. 

Strain Seeds  

Purple Sunset seeds can be picked up from most reputable online retailers and at in-person dispensaries. We advise you to always ensure you consider the marijuana laws in your state or locality to ensure you are not breaking the law by purchasing these online. 

Strain Flowering Time  

Purple Sunset has a flowering time of around 9-10 weeks.  Those growing outdoors will expect to harvest around the middle of October. 

Strain Yield 

Farmers cultivating this strain indoors can expect to grow around 12 ounces per meter squared.  Those with the appropriate conditions to grow outdoors can expect a whopping 20 ounces per plant, nice!


Well, Purple Sunset is certainly one of my new favorite strains.  As someone who sometimes struggles with the body highs of Indica, I found this manageable and was still able to write and draw with great enthusiasm. 

The colors of the bud are spectacular and incredibly alluring, whilst the flavor is absolutely exquisite.  The sweetness is complemented by spicy and floral notes, and the senses continue to be tingled after consumption. 

Its impressive terpene profile makes it a dab hand at treating a variety of mental and physical conditions.  The engaging high allows for creative flair, and the body high is sure to relax both body and mind and remove the stresses of the day. 

If you’re looking for a balanced but Indica leaning hybrid, Purple Sunset could be the perfect strain for you.

If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on the Gelatti strain.

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